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American RadioWorks |
teaching-teachers

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Research shows good teaching makes a big difference in how much kids learn. But the United States lacks an effective system for training new teachers or helping them get better once they're on the job. This documentary examines why, and asks what it would take to improve American teaching on a wide scale. We meet researchers who are trying to understand what makes teaching complex, and how to determine whether someone is ready to be a teacher. We also visit U.S. schools that are taking a page from Japan and radically rethinking the way they approach the idea of teacher improvement.

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Office of

Marion Berry


Total cost of 48 office trips: $93,428.07


Trips by Marion Berry
Total cost of congressperson's 15 trips: $21,247.68

Destination:
Sponsor: American Farm Bureau Federation and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAK AT ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 10, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $108.24
source

Destination: WYE RIVER CONFERENCE CENTER IN QUEENSTOWN, MD
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN AG COMMITTEE MEETINGS
Date: Jan 28, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $482.00
source

Destination: CUBA
Sponsor: Center for International Policy
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP/DISCUSS IMPACT OF U.S. EMBARGO
Date: May 28, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,874.00
source

Destination: PANAMA CITY, FLORIA
Sponsor: Alabama Peanut Producers Association
Purpose: SPEAK AT NATIONAL CONVENTION
Date: Jul 30, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $747.00
source

Destination: MEMPHIS-BILLINGS, MT-DC
Sponsor: Montana Wool Growers Association
Purpose: ANNUAL MEETING, SPEAKER
Date: Dec 1, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,028.00
source

Destination: MEMPHIS TENNESSEE
Sponsor: COTTON GINNERS ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEECH TO ASSOCIATION
Date: Mar 2, 2001
Expense: $132.19
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Croplife America
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH APCA EXECUTIVES AND OTHER REPRESENTIVES OF THE INDUSTRY TO DISCUSS ISSUES THAT COULD IMPACT THE PESTICIDE AND EROTECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY
Date: Sep 28, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $5,896.83
source

Destination: GESTHEMANI ABBEY
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: REFLECTION OF FAITH AND HOW MEMBER CARRY OUT THEIR LIVES ON CAPITAL HILL
Date: Oct 12, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,205.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: Mississippi Valley Flood Control Association
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Date: Dec 5, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,300.30
source

Destination: PALM BEACH, FLA
Sponsor: Croplife America
Purpose: MEETINGS AND PARTICIPANT IN PANEL DISCUSSION
Date: Feb 21, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,207.00
source

Destination: BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ
Sponsor: Connell Co
Purpose: SPEECH TO EMPLOYEES OF THE CONNELL CO.
Date: May 5, 2003
Expense: $430.00
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: POLICY DISCUSSIONS
Date: Sep 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,961.34
source

Destination: HILTON HEAD, SC
Sponsor: SOUTHERN CROP PRODUCTION ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Nov 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,217.60
source

Destination: MEMPHIS, TN-NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Mississippi Valley Flood Control Association
Purpose: CONGRESSMAN BERRY IS PRESIDENT OF THE ASSOCIATION
Date: Dec 4, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,111.99
source

Destination: DAYTON, OHIO - WASHINGTON - NEW ALBANY, INDIANA
Sponsor: Americans United to Protect Social Security
Purpose: ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS ABOUT SOCIAL SECURITY
Date: Jun 17, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,546.19
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Marion Berry

Christopher Causey
William Eldridge
Andrew Grobmyer
John Haire
Patrice Hargrave
Gabriel Holmstrom
Thad Huguley
Jeb Joyce
Dana Mcgilton
Nathan Read
Kathryn Spaziani
Jen Waller
Jason Willett



American RadioWorks |
teaching-teachers

Teaching Teachers

Research shows good teaching makes a big difference in how much kids learn. But the United States lacks an effective system for training new teachers or helping them get better once they're on the job. This documentary examines why, and asks what it would take to improve American teaching on a wide scale. We meet researchers who are trying to understand what makes teaching complex, and how to determine whether someone is ready to be a teacher. We also visit U.S. schools that are taking a page from Japan and radically rethinking the way they approach the idea of teacher improvement.

Recent Posts

  • 08.27.15

    An American way of teaching

    In 1993, a group of researchers set out to do something that had never been done before. They would hire a videographer to travel across the United States and record a random sample of eighth-grade math classes. What they found revealed a lot about American teaching.
  • 08.27.15

    Rethinking teacher preparation

    In the United States, teaching isn't treated as a profession that requires extensive training like law or medicine. Teaching is seen as something you can figure out on your own, if you have a natural gift for it. But looking for gifted people won't work to fill the nation's classrooms with teachers who know what they're doing.
  • 08.27.15

    A different approach to teacher learning: Lesson study

    In the United States, we tend to think that improving education is about improving teachers - recruiting better ones, firing bad ones. But the Japanese think about improving teaching. It's a very different idea.
  • 08.27.15

    Thinking about math from someone else’s perspective

    "What you do when you’re teaching is you think about other people’s thinking. You don’t think about your own thinking; you think what other people think. That’s really hard." -Deborah Ball